Being Bruce -: Best Western Westgate Hotel Ribbon Cutting 4-22-2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Best Western Westgate Hotel Ribbon Cutting 4-22-2010

A second new hotel has opened in Leland. The Best Western/Westgate Inn is already in business and it's a beautiful facility. Yesterday they had a grand opening party and ribbon cutting.

Fat City Cards' Marge Brown and North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dana Fisher.

Dana and me.

Marge and me.

Entertainment provided a nice background during the celebration.

Marge with hotel General Manager Corey Gooden.

Hotel Managing Partner Riley Evans with Dennis Walsh of Charlie MacGrooders. Dennis catered this event and will also be running Monk's, a lunch and dinner eatery inside the hotel - that is too cool.

Riley Evans, Scott "Santa Claus" Reeves, and Robert Evans, Riley's brother and another of the hotel's owners (it's a family-owned established).

Welcoming Corey are Barry Eagle and Lee Ann Mitchell, the Comfort Suites Magnolia Greens General Manager/Partner and Marketing Director.

Corey and Barry - two people who run hotels across the street from each other.

NBCC board members Brenda Bozeman and Mike Leggett.

Lyn Preston with Alice Razzano.

Leland Police Department Community Relations Officer Corporal Robert Ernst and East Carolina Bank Manager Susan Cruse.

Corey Gooden, NBCC President George Murray, and Dana Fisher.

NBCC Ambassador Ken Schiess, board member Justin Williams, and Rev. Matthew L. Ernst on the board for the Brunswick Literacy Council, with board member Jeff Harvell in the background.

Big gathering for the ribbon cutting.

And once again, it worked! Yay.

The lounge area. The food was awesome and we all partook - some of us (like me) more than once.

I don't know all their names but this a family shot of many of the people who own and run the Best Western/Westgate Inn.

Welcome, folks. We're glad to have you in the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce. And thanks for the great party!